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information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these apple i. d. numbers from and fbi laptop. and here is the information here. they say they posted one million apple i. d. s and the use are names connected to antisec says the entire file they got contained use are names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses. but it shows here just the device name and number. it says it got the file by hacking into an fbi agent. antisec saws the entire file is actually
owners from and fbi laptop. >> reporter: the group calls itself antisec. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous. anonymous was the first one to put out the information about the hack of a million devices courtesy of the fbi is what anonymous was saying. we are talking about one million apple i. d. s and the user names connected to them posted on a web site. antise cre. says it got the file by hacking into the laptop of and fbi agent connected to the national cyberforensics and training alliance. that is a nonprofit group of experts that share information on cyberthreats. antisec says the whole file is actually 12 million apple identification numbers and names. the group claims the fbi is ewing it for a tracking people project. if linked with other information such as a name or address, the numbers could be used as a way to get to other more sensitive data but just knowing the i. d. number doesn't enable the fbi to track or eavesdrop on people. the fbi is disputing the claim. they said it was totally false. however, they say the bureau never asked for and never possessed
it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. >> melanie alwin has the details. >> reporter: it is not clear yet whether the exposure of that information could be personally damaging to apple customers. the responsible group which calls it antisec says it has the information to let people know that the fbi has it. now, it was first publicized out on twitter by the group anonymous which is loosely afill crate with sent sec and then they basically posted the link to where antisec gave instructions and then other web sites have gone and gotten that information and put it online for people to take a look at. here you can see there are millions of personally identifiable device numbers here. now, every apple device has one of these unique identification numbers. it lets itunes and app developers know which device is running which app. it allows game developers to keep track of users' high scores. they said he found 12 million identification numbers on and fbi agent's laptop. but antisest c says the data file also had user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addr
pads could be under attack. >> a hacker group said it stole personal information from an fbi laptop. melanie alnwick has more on this. >> reporter: the group calls itself antisect for saint security and -- for antisecurity and it claims it was able to hack into an fbi agent's laptop to find the file. it wants the public to know, in its words, the fbi is using this apple i.d. information for a tracking people project. anti-sect linked up with the group anonymous to publicize the data breach. many sites posted the data. 1million information datas linked to iphones and ipads and the device name. the fbi disputed the claims saying the bureau never asked for or possessed a file of apple i.d. information. still, many organizations have been able to verify the apple i.d.'s posted are valid. every apple device has a unique identification number. it let's itunes and ideveloppers know which is running which app. for example, it can allow a game developer to keep track of the high score. they found 12 million apple i.d.'s and there is a data file with user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addre
. the group called antisex stole the numbers from the fbi and there is no comment from the fbi. >>> well, we may get our first look at apple's new i-phone 5 next week. they sent out applications to haven'ter -- reporters to attend a conference in san francisco on the 12th. the e-mail featured the number 12 and the invitation cast a chateaux -- shadow in the heche of -- shape of number five. they think they will have a larger screen and include upgrades. and that is expected to go on sale a week or two after it debuts. >>> toys "r" us is letting shoppers use the layaway without fees. starting today, the store will wave the service fee and minimum purchase requirement to hold your items for you to help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping. holiday shop something i have to say -- . >> i knew you had. >> for its part, wal-mart will extend the layaway program but is remember chicago the fees and keeping the minimum purchase requirement. they hope to bring shoppers in the doors and amidincreasing competition from online retailers. >> will. it might work -- . >> yeah. >> some people may stat ear
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